Next Friday, September 17, the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco will host a discussion about the social capital markets. The speakers will include me, organizers and track leaders of the Social Capital Markets conference and Hope Neighbor, the author of the Money For Good report that has generated so much interest in our field.
The Commonwealth Club is the Bay Area’s premier public affairs forum. Founded in 1903, it has played host to Martin Luther King, Teddy Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates.
I’m excited about the program because so many discussions about philanthropy and the social capital markets occur within a closed loop of people who have the same conversations over and over again. The Social Capital Markets conference holds so much interest because the organizers have successfully attracted a range of participants who have an alignment of interests and goals, but would not normally interact. The Commonwealth Club event will help push the conversation even further out of the typical silos by forcing the speakers to frame the conversation for an audience who is fully outside the echo chambers that plague our sector.
If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area next Friday, come join us. Tickets are $20 for non-members, $7 for students and free for Commonwealth Club members.